The 495 Workmate is an outstanding option for those looking for a highly capable, quality built alloy boat under 5 metres. A great first boat or for those looking to downsize. With class-leading performance combined with easy handling, towing and a small storage footprint, it’s no wonder why the 495 Workmate has earned itself a cult-like following.
Safety comes as standard on the 495 Workmate with airtight pressure tested flotation compartments incorporated into the Tough Deck™ hull design. Surtees iQ™ technology is built into every square inch of the 495 Workmate, from a smooth, non-pounding ride to incredible stability at rest - you won’t find a smarter fishing boat for the size.
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“We are extremely happy with our new 4.85 Surtees Workmate, it has exceeded all our expectations and provides us with such a level of comfort when we are fishing. We have taken it out in some rough waters at Port Welshpool and I can honestly say that I was not scared at any point. This is unusual for me as I am known for being a panic freak. The boat handled the rough so sweetly and there were so many hand holds that I was comfortable the whole time. I can not praise our boat highly enough.”
“What a well made boat. I have a 4.85 Workmate with a 70 four stroke Yamaha. This little boat pushes way above its weight. With a Range of 130km on just 52L…it's very capable, stable and dry to handle all conditions. I'd be comfortable going out in off the QLD. Definitely recommend this boat. Such high quality workmanship. Credit to all at the Surtees factory.”
Adam L Jarvis
“I must commend the factory for an awesome boat with a high quality construction and great look. My mate at Nambucca River Watercraft reckons the welding is the best he's seen and he also commented on how hard the alloy is compared to an Aussie-built vessel. My first trip at sea was in really joggley conditions and the hull handled it with ease, I was shocked at the speed I was safely able to do in those conditions. The boat rides really soft and cuts through an oncoming sea, I couldn't be happier. It is also very easy to launch by myself off the beach.”
All our boats are rated Category C with the European CE Safety Rating, which is recognised in over 70 countries worldwide.